TWO accountancy students at Huddersfield University have received bursaries totalling £500.
The awards were presented to first-year students Simbarashe Makwembere and Stephen Duerden by Gail Monnickendam, past president of the West Yorkshire Society of Chartered Accountants.
Simbarashe, who comes from Zimbabwe, was awarded £300 as top student in the first year of the BA (Honours) accountancy and finance degree course
Stephen Duerden received £200 as the second best student in the first year of the course.
Ms Monnickendam said: “We felt the society could do more towards supporting and encouraging the next generation of the profession.
“As well as the monetary prize, the other key element for the winners is that being a bursary recipient will be something they can add to their CVs which will enhance their career prospects and go towards easing the way for the business leaders of the future.”
Wilma Teviotdale, head of the university’s department of accountancy, said: “I am delighted that two such excellent students have received this recognition from WYSCA.
“Many of our students remain in the region after graduation or do placements with professional firms in West Yorkshire, so WYSCA’s relationship with Huddersfield University is important to our students’ professional development.”